OK, for the umpteenth time in the past few weeks I'm about to leave work early so that I can go buy some crap before the stores close. It's not that I mind leaving work early, it's that I don't see why hard working people like me should burn our vacation time when stores could easily shift their hours of operation to accommodate the bulk of the population that works from 9 to 5. Believe me, I understand that businesses are hurting for employees but when I see that Sports Academy is open from 9am to 5pm it makes me wonder just who in the hell goes to buy sports equipment at 9am on a weekday, especially since the rest of the working world is, well, working? I sure as hell know that there are people trying to shop at 6pm because that's when everyone is off of work.
Maybe it's because they need someone there in the morning to receive the daily deliveries. Fine, just get one or two of your employees get there early to receive the shipments and have the remainder of the employees work from 12pm-8pm so that the bulk of the shoppers can actually spend money in your store. We're trying to spend our money but you're just not open!